NBNCo

  • The NBN is rolling out in Wodonga

    The NBN is being rolled out in the major regional city of Wodonga. Personally relevant as Wodonga is the HQ of techAU, but also significant to show the current status of the overall NBN project. Residents will see NBN contractors rolling kilometers of the large green cable off the trucks, that...
  • NBN Chairman admits $41 Billion is no guarantee of 25Mbps

    During a Senate Committee meeting on NBN today, Senator Stephen Conroy grilled the new Chairman of NBNCo, Ziggy Switkowski on the revised NBN plan. In a stunning turn of events, Switkowski admitted the promised minimum 25Mbps is not actually guaranteed. While the promise came from Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Prime...
  • Turnbull announces Ziggy as Chairman of NBNCo board

    This afternoon Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced the new NBNCo board. These people are the new leaders in charge of rolling out the FTTN NBN across Australia. As we know Turnbull was very critical of the NBNCo accusing them of not having the adequate experience to run a...
  • NBNCo board resigns

    The NBNCo board have offered their resignations to the government this morning. This is a major development in the NBN story as we change from the FTTP model to the FTTN approach under the Coalition. The resignations have been offered at this point, but not accepted. To accept the...
  • NBNCo coverage maps are wildly inaccurate

    Those who read techAU will know by now I’m a massive supporter of the NBN. With two different approaches on offer, I definitely lean towards the current approach of building it once, building it with fibre. As someone who creates terabytes of content (photos, videos etc) the extra upload...
  • Turnbull pitches NBN policy at NBN Forum in Wodonga

    This afternoon Malcolm Turnbull was in Wodonga at an NBN Forum to sell the opposition’s policy. He begun by explaining that they are not opposed to the National Broadband Network and that faster broadband for Australia is a good thing. As we know the coalition’s policy has come a...
  • Hackett suggests how to get an NBN fibre outcome on a copper budget

    The future of Australia’s largest infrastructure project, the NBN is in for nervous times with an impending election. Thankfully Simon Hackett of Internode has risen above the FTTN vs FTTP and Labor vs Coalition plans for the network. Instead Hackett uses data and some basic maths to determine how...
  • NBN progress update, there are problems

    The government’s National Broadband Network project is the largest infrastructure project in Australia’s history. With the project’s construction in full swing, it’s time to check in with the progress made so far. The heart of the project is the 93% of the population who are to be connected by...
  • First NBN Wireless locations announced by NBNCo

    93% of us will receive superfast fibre connections, sadly that means 7% will miss out. 4% of the remaining 7 will be serviced by fixed wireless and the other 3 by satellite. Speeds, latency and load degradation will all be worse on both of these wireless technologies, but with...